Internet Providers in Dover, MN

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Residential Internet Statistics for Dover, MN
Internet Providers: 9
Internet Plans: 11
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $61.27

Internet Access in Dover, Minnesota

Dover Internet availability data on this page is calculated based on Form 477 datasets. Then, we ensure the data is compared and corrected against private records. We've verified 997 rows of FCC and privatized data about Internet access within Dover. Our research division has manually collected Internet pricing and agreement details for 228 residential broadband deals in Dover. Currently, there is limited speed test recordings on Dover — 91 total recordings in the last twelve month period. For this reason, you should pay more attention to the advertised plan speeds in the listings above.

CenturyLink is a common second choice to the primary providers. They offer 72 percent coverage and a maximum speed of 80 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't the only way to get Internet in Dover. For example, fixed wireless providers such as HBC are able to offer 40 Mbps over wireless technology. There are 3 companies in Dover offering specialized enterprise and smb products and services such as T1. The small business listings above include every local provider with business services advertised online, but home providers sometimes have unlisted business plans as well.

Taking a look now at network tech installed Dover, the most frequently available hardwired broadband technology infrastructures are DSL and Fiber, with 72.46% and 64.76% respectively. Fiber infrastructure is composed of future-proofed fiber-optic lines made of tiny, thin glass or plastic strands which can send binary data using light. Fiber Internet offers better speed and performance, but may switch to coaxial wiring in the "last mile" near subscribers. Copper last mile connections downgrade performance, but are almost always faster than cable/DSL. DSL Internet service is delivered via phone lines, and comes from corporations like CenturyLink that have existing phone networks. DSL underperforms when compared with all other major wired Internet technologies.

Viasat Internet has the largest coverage area for Dover residents. practically one hundred percent of the Dover area can get Internet service from them. HughesNet is the most likely second choice, with coverage in practically one hundred percent of residents with predominantly Satellite service. The fastest plan we've found for HughesNet for Dover is 25 Mbps.

The majority of Dover homes have 4-5 options so far as residential Internet, which is competitive compared to other cities. Dover ranks at position 422nd of 772 communities in Minnesota so far as Internet connectivity. Underserved blocks are low, with only 400 limited to one broadband option. View the map on this page to explore data about Dover and Internet access stats at the census block level.

Internet Statistics 2021

400 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Dover, Minnesota

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
HBC 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Dover, Minnesota

  • CenturyLink - DSL - 72.5% Availability in Dover - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HBC - Fiber - 64.8% Availability in Dover - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Mediacom - Cable - 63.9% Availability in Dover - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit - Fiber - 32.2% Availability in Dover - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Dover - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Dover - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Dover

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Dover is the 422nd most connected city in Minnesota ahead of Saint Charles, Chatfield, and Eyota, but behind Lewiston and Elgin.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 1,000 people in Olmsted County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 66% of people living in Dover have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 66% of Dover residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Olmsted County, approximately 6,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Data Caps in Dover

Internet companies have moved to add data "plans" to consumer Internet plans in recent years. This trend is certainly true for the Dover market, with Internet choices such as Mediacom advertising capped plans. It's not a large issue for most Internet subscribers, but is liable to be an issue for those that consume a large amount of high-def video. An HD video stream on Netflix uses about 3GB of data per hour, according to Netflix guidelines.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Dover

Provider Type Coverage Speed
HBC Fiber 64.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 72.5%+ 100 Mbps
HBC Fixed Wireless 99.8%+ 60 Mbps
LTD Broadband Fixed Wireless 88.8%+ 100 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 63.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 48.6%+ 1.0 Mbps
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit Fiber 32.2%+ 940 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 100% 80 Mbps
LTD Broadband Fixed Wireless 97.3%+ 100 Mbps
HBC Fiber 20.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 7.5%+ 940 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 14.5%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Dover to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Dover 53.7 Mbps 9 $0.50 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +361.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.54 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +65.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +62.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +73.7 Mbps ) 23 ( +14 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +73.9 Mbps ) 8 ( -1 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )